Forensic psychology: Problems in defining crime and offender profiling


A Level


5m 50s
In this podcast we’ll be looking at official statistics and victim and offender surveys, as ways of measuring crime. We’ll also be discussing offender profiling, in terms of the top-down approach, including organised and disorganised types of offender, and the bottom-up approach, including investigative psychology, especially the idea of geographical profiling.


Jean Marc Lawton


Problems in defining crime & offender profiling -  task

  • Listen to the podcast on problems in defining crime and offender profiling and make notes as you do, that will allow you to construct mind maps on the two following headings:

1]Measuring crime levels

2] Offender profiling in terms of top-down and bottom-up approaches

  • You may find that you need to listen to the podcast more than once to achieve this

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